Proximity Bias Curiously Fabulous Brain Pleaser

Even in nature and in the kitchen, proximity bias plays a powerful role, whether real or imagined.

And honestly, if we’re imagining it then we’re creating reality, aren’t we? Let’s take a closer look at proximity bias to see what it can do to help artists to sell their art online.

What Grows Together Goes Together


This is true for how our brains process the idea of things that are grouped together. We logically assume that they “go” together. It’s a deeply ingrained assumption.

It’s a visual shortcut.

For example, teen angst movies specialize in showing how powerful being part of the “in” group can be. It’s coolness by proxy.

You can use this proximity bias to make your offering stand out more favorably.

A Case Study for Successfully Using Proximity Bias:

I have clients who have used proximity bias to land their precious goods into the hands of major celebrities via gift bags at the Oscars. I have the same kind of necklace that Julia Roberts was photographed wearing and when I wear it… I feel just a tad more Pretty Woman than usual. Do I actually look any different?

Who knows? But that’s proximity bias at work.

How can you use proximity bias to group your offering with something that elevates it? Please scroll down to the comments below and share!

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