Who We Are

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find them… maybe you can hire… The A-Team.

We are not those guys.

Honestly, we’re not sure you’d want them working on your sales & marketing business, anyway.

Instead, we are a different type of A-Team:  we are the team who get really excited when you succeed.  We bring wide and diverse experiences to bring you fresh and interesting perspectives on your specific market and your business challenges.  Here are a few of the industries where we’ve run marketing initiatives:


  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Credit Unions
  • Non-Profits
  • Power Sports
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Trade Associations


Alex Hultgren


I started Customers 1st Marketing for one reason:  I wanted to help businesses grow.

I was meeting too many smart, dedicated leaders who were so busy working IN the business that they never had time to work ON the business.  As such, they were not getting the customers they deserved.   After consulting with a few friends on the side, I decided to launch Customers 1st Marketing as a potential resource to anyone who needs to jump start their business.  Better marketing + better funnel management = happier customers = more sales = bigger profits.

So let’s talk!  Drop me a line at alex@customers1stmarketing.com.

It was great working with Alex. He brought valuable insight from the customer’s perspective that I had never considered. He very quickly discerned my unique selling proposition and encouraged me to bring that more to the forefront of my web page (it was a few pages in!). Creating an authentic presence online is now more ‘real’ and obtainable to me than it was prior to working with Alex. He has great knowledge and is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend reaching out to him!

~ Sara Becker, Founder & CEO, Clear Simple Business