Eric Martin

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Eric Martin

Eric Martin, former Interactive Media Specialist for Vision Maker Media, worked at Vision Maker Media from 1996-2015 and is currently the Content Media Strategist for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. He helped create the AIROS Native Networks’ online presence working on live webcasts and podcasts. Eric's responsibilities at Vision Maker Media had him focusing on the opportunities that New Media presented in being able to tell stories that wouldn't necessarily work within traditional broadcast media. Eric received his Bachelor in Journalism with Distinction from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1997.  

Eric has given presentations on radio broadcasting, New Media, and technology issues at SXSW, the Tribal Technology Visioning Conference, National Federation of Community Broadcasters' National Youth in Radio Training Project, the Indian Telecommunications Initiatives Regional Workshop, the Great Plains Music & Dance Festival and Symposium, the Native American Journalist Association Convention and the Intertribal Native Radio Summit.

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Interactive Media Specialist
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We have just started to using tumblr, but have already found some items that others should keep in mind. Beyond the normal social media best practices of keeping it short and using video and engaging images when available, we've found a few areas to keep in mind specifically when talking about tumblr.com.

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Recently, I've been using Google+ a lot, not as a social network, but as a way to communicate. I've also been talking with producer about ways they can use it in their productions in order to reduce costs and increase their efficency. Here's a few ideas:

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One of the most helpful stats for a project or a non-profit is the "People Are Taling About You." It is total number of important interactions with your page on Facebook, including Page Likes, Shares, Mentions, etc. What's even better is that the number is public, so you can compare how you are doing with other similar non-profits or projects.

Here are a few tips on how to get more Likes and Shares

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