Distinctive Inc. FAQ’s

What are the responsibilities of entry level account executives?
Entry level account executives at Distinctive Inc. are primarily responsible for meeting daily with potential customers to present them with the available services our clients provide; assisting in the daily operation of the company; developing and implementing training techniques and tactics to achieve internal goals; developing strong leadership skills to build a high performance, cross-functional team; managing external customer needs; and developing excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

If I think I have the skills that Distinctive, Inc. is looking for, how can I get an interview?
If you’d like to be considered for a position with Distinctive, Inc., please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to info@d-baltimore.com.  The hiring team in Timonium will review the materials sent, and you will receive a response within a timely manner.  If you are interested in applying for a position and your current residence is over fifty miles from the Timonium office, but you are willing or have plans to relocate, please specify that within the body of your email message.  We thank you for your interest in joining the Distinctive, Inc. team.

As an employee of Distinctive, Inc., are there opportunities for travel?
Employees of Distinctive, Inc. do have opportunities both to travel locally and on a more national scale.  If and when the chance arises, Distinctive, Inc. strongly encourages its people to to participate in these opportunities to assist in the pursuit of career objectives.

When will I know more about the compensation packages available for the position I applied for?
Once offered a position, the subject of compensation will be discussed with a hiring manager.  Compensation packages will vary based on individual performance.

What makes Distinctive, Inc. different from a multi-level marketing firm?
Distinctive, Inc. is a direct sales and marketing company, not a multi-level marketing firm.  Distinctive, Inc. specializes in direct sales, which is the selling of a product or service through direct, person-to-person contact.  While we are similar to direct marketing firms, we do not operate through catalog and/or phone sales, which typically define these businesses.  According to the Direct Selling Association, direct selling is a robust industry with U.S. sales totaling approximately $30 billion in 2008 and more than 74% of the American public having purchased goods or services through direct sales companies.  Direct selling refers to a distribution method, whereas multi-level marketing refers to a type of compensation plan.  At Distinctive, Inc., our sales professionals are compensated solely on one’s own product sales.  In a multi-level firm, representatives are compensated based not only on one’s own product sales, but also on the product sales of one’s “downline” (the people a representative has brought into the business).  In a multi-level firm, each representative is responsible for recruiting his or her own sales team, and is never able to surpass any members “upline” from him or her.  At Distinctive Inc., there are no such compensation plans or restrictions, and the success of each individual is limited only by his or her own efforts.  Additionally, Distinctive, Inc. manages recruiting internally for its sales professionals, allowing our representatives to focus on building their own skill set for success.  Finally, neither direct sales nor multi-level marketing firms are considered part of what is termed a “pyramid scheme”.  A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model, characterized by promising participants payment or services in exchange for enrolling other people into the scheme or training them to take part, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.  Often, pyramid schemes will request payment up-front in order for an individual to join the “business”.  Pyramid schemes are a form of fraud, and reputable companies do not retain such organizations for direct sales campaigns.

What are the advantages your services provide for a client?
For clients that do not have internal sales or marketing teams, Distinctive, Inc. offers a service that is more effective in reaching their target markets than more traditional forms of advertising, such as catalogs, media, telemarketing, commercials, or print advertisements.  Because our scope and range of services is unlimited, clients that have an internal sales force often find that our teams will outperform their own and will do so at a lower cost.  Traditionally, we enter into pay-for-performance contracts with our client, which means that they are able to effectively quantify the cost of new customer acquisition.

Why do you consider yourself “the future of outsourced sales?”
There is more to this claim than simply the growing business trend of increased outsourcing and the popularity of face-to-face marketing and sales in the modern age of information.  At Distinctive Inc., we pride ourselves on the ability to adapt to changes in the business world in order to meet whatever challenges face us.  Innovative thinking and constantly questioning the assumptions of business model are both encouraged at Distinctive, Inc.  We are constantly collecting feedback from both our clients and customers in order to keep improving on a daily basis.  The promotional campaigns, office routines, and daily teaching seminars are constantly evolving as new ideas are suggested and implemented.  At Distinctive, Inc., problems are resolved as a group and decisions are shared, not handed down.

If I’m a potential new client, how can I find out if this approach could work for me?
Before committing long-term to a new campaign, Distinctive, Inc. will implement its approach in a test market to ensure that the program is mutually beneficial for both us and the client.  A typical pilot program will last approximately six weeks and if proven successful, we will commit ourselves to the client for a longer time period.

Feel free to call us with any more questions!



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