We had the good fortune of connecting with Eugene Robinson III and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eugene, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
When I tell people where I am from, I say Los Angeles. But in reality, I am not from any one place. Growing up in the military was quite the experience. My background has had a tremendous impact on me: having to move to a new place every three years, making new friends, an interest in travel and cultural elements like entertainment and sports, and immersing myself in different cultures worldwide. Living in Okinawa, Japan for a total of six years, I learned that I have to be adaptable and an open-minded person who embraces change. With my dad serving in the Marine Corps, my parents raised me as a disciplined child and those values have been instilled throughout my life.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being a self-taught professional social media manager/marketer was not an easy task to start. I first gained an interest in this industry through one of my peers and figured I could do it as well since I was (semi) active on social media. During the pandemic, I started researching all of the different algorithms on each platform to know how people and pages can grow at an exponential rate. Doing this took many weeks to learn especially learning about all of the different platforms and because some algorithms are everchanging.

I am most proud of helping my on-campus club (@kolorhouse.sdsu on Instagram) reach approximately 1k followers. Being part of a community that centers creative expression has allowed me to further explore my own creativity. This community has taught me how to successfully promote the growth of an organization and its members.

I would say that I am most excited about enhancing my skillset, growing the accounts I manage, and expanding my network. I am also excited to venture into the music industry and begin exploring opportunities in music management. Some lessons I have learned along the way are that there is so much to learn in the social media world due to its versatility and every platform has its strengths. One lesson that I have learned in the music industry is that it’s not always friendly. In this field, I would strive to reverse the potential of a negative management experience.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a fan of everything so I would take them to some cultural landmarks, check out some famous food spots, catch a sporting event, attend a music show, go to a beach, shop at some flea markets and malls, and watch a rooftop cinema.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, I would like to shout out my family. My family has been with me through thick and thin and has helped me in any way they could so that I can achieve my goals. Second, I would like to shoutout my girlfriend for encouraging me and supporting my goals. I would like to shoutout my boss – Justin Grome. He has taught me so many things about social media, the music industry, and content creation. I would not know nearly as much as I know now without him. Last, I would also like to Charlie Seith for helping me get this interview in the first place.

Thank you mom, dad, and Camille. Thank you, Myra. Thank you, Justin. Thank you, Charlie.

Website: https://withkoji.com/@e3robinson

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/e3robinson/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenerobinsoniii/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/E3robinson

Youtube: https://twitter.com/E3robinson

Other: Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/e3robinson

Image Credits
Chris Finn, Charlie Seith, German Acosta, Ashton Lommel, Myra Morazan-Marin

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