They do not care about this, simply because they are not authors and have never made a single template, coped with the review system (about stock footage review time), corrected bugs, adapted tags, etc.
But the really bad thing is marketing team, because they don't understand that this is not an online shop with led panels. All works here are unique ( ok ok 70-80% are unique ) and if you apply discount to something and promote this thing than you will simply kill search positions for others. I'm personally not against discounts but I think you should do it correctly and apply other proportions to the items on sale. For example item with discount should be equal as 3 or 5 regular sales in the search. It will be fair.