This debate requires you to show your understanding of consumer behaviour in designing promotion campaigns - the topic of the week. The case in point is the promotion of socially beneficial ideas to a mass audience. The Federal Government recently launched the nation's most expensive anti-tobacco campaign, with an estimated spending of 61 million dollars on television, radio, print, outdoor and online advertisements in a bid to reduce the prevalence of adult daily smoking. This campaign appears to be well received by the public; however some communication experts have warned that such mass marketing campaigns are unlikely to be successful because of the extreme levels of fear used in promoting the message. They also warn against public backlash as some may view these messages as over the top uninvited interventions in public life.