My perception is that in NPMR-lands, at least the ones with which I am familiar, ( a very narrow set) the very idea of marketing would be almost unthinkable, and when thought, would be considered a crass vulgarity in the extreme. Even to share the idea of doing that with someone there would be like wiping snot on someone's shirt here.
Separately, from the above referenced book, Jerry Manders' "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television" here is this:If you accept the existence of advertising, you accept a system designed to persuade and to dominate minds by interfering in people's thinking patterns. You also accept that the system will be used by the sorts of people who like to influence people and are good at it. No person who did not wish to dominate others would choose to use advertising, or choosing it, succeed in it. So the basic nature of advertising and all technologies created to serve it will be consistent with this purpose, will encourage this behavior in society, and will tend to push social evolution in this direction.http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature-C ... px?page=19
Now I should add that I don't want to offend anyone. To set the judgment ledger straight, I myself have done a hundred and one things at least as regrettable, just in this life alone.
Larger, I have to work at it to imagine having been a participant in twentieth century American civilization with any success and not have indulged in regrettable doings. Even... I am wandering off topic here... even, I remember the first time I voted. I felt "dirty" doing it, and I absolutely could not understand why at that time. It was only much later that I realized that, by doing so, I was adding, by my portion, an assertion that the system was legitimate; It is not. It is largely a fraud, at the federal level, and I knew so the time.
Returning, when successful marketing types move on, they discover that their communication skills are much beyond the average in NPMR. There is something of an adjustment period in how to use them, but they make excellent couriers or ambassadors, I expect.