Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremy Tremp.
Hi Jeremy, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My journey as a creative started in 2007 when I went to a small film school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had lived in Arizona for most of my life up until that point, but I wanted a fresh change of pace to begin my young adult life. After graduating, I immediately began working as a camera assistant on major motion pictures and any projects I could get work on within the camera department. After realizing the film industry, with their 12-16 hour days 6 days a week, wouldn’t fit into the family lifestyle I ultimately wanted, I decided to start my own production company. I started from nothing and slowly worked my way up to having the tools I needed to take on productions as they came up. I found my niche in the form of music videos. I love high-action, faced paced films, and music videos thrive with total creative freedom. I began making a name for myself and began traveling around the country, making music videos and working with bands.
Around 2012 I decided Michigan was far too cold and dark for me, and the big open skies of Arizona were calling me back. I loaded up my car with my Chihuahua and all my belongings and hit the road for home. After a while, I was burning out on music videos. I craved Larger projects with a solid team of like-minded people working together to create films greater than any individual.
During the summer of 2015, I met one of my best friends, Scott Conditt. We shared many common interests and passions for film, music, video games, and adventure. We decided to team up and make a short film titled “Show No Mercy” starring Martin and Jesse Kove (Karate Kid, Cobra Kai, Rambo). We had a blast making that film, so we started teaming up on productions, ultimately forming Cineforge Media. Under Cineforge, we produced our first feature film in 2018 called “Max Reload and the Nether Blasters.” We released that film in 2020 through MVD Entertainment Group, garnering an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. After the experience of creating our first feature-length film, we were at a crossroads of what to do next in our careers. The idea of being just another production company doing all things for all people wasn’t very enticing. At that time, my brother Jared Tremp was also looking to make a move from his corporate job. We three teamed up to put our heads together and figure out what we had to offer and what got us excited. We wanted to pursue the outdoor market firearms, camping, hunting, off-road, fishing, and anything that gets your blood pumping or calls your heart to adventure.
We then officially launched Offensive Marketing Group in 2019. OMG was designed to be a content creation agency that provides cinematic storytelling. Over the years, we have branched into photography, creative writing, strategic planning, social media management and monitoring, PPC/Ads management, and more. We pride ourselves on utilizing our background as storytellers to come at projects from the consumer point of view and how to relate and inspire with authenticity rather than trying to sell a product. We now have a team of 13 full-time staff, and we have only just begun.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
We decided to start the company with zero debt. We boot-strapped every step of the way, only growing when we were at capacity, and the projects dictated a larger staff or space. We worked with what we had to maximize the output of every person or piece of equipment. Doing this gives you a greater appreciation when you work with more. It also forces you to be very creative with limited resources.
We’ve been impressed with Offensive Marketing Group, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We are a full-service marketing agency that specializes in the outdoor industry. Our core competency is living, eating, and breathing the products we market. This allows us to know them intimately, navigate the nuances and get in the head of the consumer. We are consummate storytellers, and this drives every aspect of our business. Our biggest clients include Sig Sauer, 5.11 Tactical, Heckler and Koch, FN Herstal, Springfield Armory, Eotech, and CZ USA. We are fast growing and always looking for hungry creatives to join our team when the time is right.
What characteristic of yours would you give the most credit if you had to?
We are being fluid and agile during the creative process and able to adapt and overcome obstacles, not to be precious or sacred with the art we create. We are finding the right people and empowering them to do the best work in the best environment we can provide. Pour everything we have into every project, never taking things for granted and ensuring everything we do serves the client. Maybe most of all, being likable and easy to work with.