M2 Practitioner Application Scent Marketing Your M2 Practitioner Application will require devoted inquiry, assimilation, reflection, and refinement in order to achieve the highest possible score. Specifically, you are to take the scenario listed below, address it in full, and submit your work in accordance with the instructions contained herein. Importantly, this is an independent assignment to be completed by you and you alone. Sharing work with fellow students, supplying advice to your student peers, gaining assistance from outside parties, and similar actions will constitute violations of the academic code of conduct and will carry significant penalties in accordance with University policy. The Challenge One of your M2 readings focused on scent marketing. Scent is being used increasingly in certain business contexts to create more pleasing customer experiences. By conducting some Internet research, you’ll quickly come to see that the strategic use of scent, in fact, is being used by at least some in the healthcare industry, with some applications being obvious and others less so. For this particular Practitioner Application, assume that you are the Marketing Director of a diagnostic imaging center in the city of your choice. The center’s owner has asked you to investigate how the establishment could use scent to improve the patient experience. Your task is to investigate scent research, seeking insights regarding common applications, applications in general healthcare contexts, and applications which might be particularly helpful in diagnostic imaging contexts. Then, supply a report which communicates findings and suggests possible scent applications which have the potential to enhance the experiences of patients receiving services at the center. The Submission Requirement Your submission in its entirety must be between 1500-1800 words. It is to be typed (or pasted) directly into the Moodle posting window, after which you will submit your work. Attachments of any kind are prohibited and will carry no points value. Given the length of the submission, it is advised that students prepare it in a word processing program, and when finalized, copy and paste the text into the Moodle posting window. Moodle can be very finicky and often will distort formatting, so care must be taken in preparing your submission. If problems persist, consider using Windows Notepad or another general text editor, as these are very effective for transferring distortion-free text into the Moodle posting window, after which you can add formatting directly in Moodle. Your submission must be supported by 4 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) references, with at least 3 being from scholarly academic journals. (If you cannot ascertain whether a journal does or does not qualify as scholarly academic, contact the Noel Library and request assistance.) References may be prepared using the style guide of your choice (e.g., APA, MLA); just be sure to consistently use the selected style. In presenting your work, identify the title, your name and student ID number, and submission date at the top of your submission and supply the following sections, exactly as they appear below, placing each heading in bold text: Introduction Research Findings and Proposed Scent Applications Conclusions References Assessment Criteria Your submission will be assessed based on the following: Compliance quality: The degree to which your submission complies with noted guidelines, including word count and reference specifications, Communication quality: The degree to which your work meets standards expected in business communications, including matters concerning the use of proper grammar and punctuation, and Content quality: The quality of the content presented in your work. Take care when determining word counts; Moodle automatically supplies these details to instructors. If word count requirements are not met, a 30-point deduction is assessed.