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Introducing Video NPS Surveys: Are you Ready to Gather Feedback from a Cliff Face?

Blog by Ian Luck
January 8, 2024

Jamie Clarke is the CEO and co-founder of Canadian outdoor apparel business and CustomerGauge client Live Out There.

No stranger to adventure, his keynote at the 2013 CustomerGauge User Event about his journey to the peak of Everest left many in the audience verging on tears.

But ascending the world's tallest mountain was only a part of the story. As CEO of Live Out There, Jamie and his team are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service. So when the organization planned its Net Promoter survey strategy, it wanted to demonstrate to its customers how much their feedback was valued.

The organization created the below video of Jamie living and breathing the Live Out There spirit - asking customers to provide feedback while hanging off the side of a sheer cliff face.

Before you read on, we recommend watching the survey invitation below:


CustomerGauge configured Live Out There surveys to include the video in the survey invitation, and so a new feature, Video NPS, was born.

A/B Testing and Results

To assess whether the introduction of the video into the survey would affect survey responses or results in any way, the business implemented an A/B Test to compare Video NPS with a regular text and image-based survey.

Disclaimer: Live Out There is only one organization and therefore these results are not necessarily predictive of other situations. Nonetheless, it was interesting to note that:

  • A slightly higher average Net Promoter Score was given to Live Out There by Video NPS Survey respondents.
  • The response rates for the two formats were roughly equal.
  • The Video NPS respondents were around 15% more likely to give written feedback.

Based on these findings, the main advantage of the video appears to be a higher feedback response - valuable for organizations that want to increase the quantity of comments from customers.

Advantages of Video NPS

Asking your customers for feedback can be viewed as fairly intrusive, and if it's poorly executed (long, unintuitive design, no attempt made to close the loop), can do more harm than good. After all, apart from people who live and breathe Net Promoter and customer experience professionally, it is a rare individual who wants to fill out an unsolicited survey.

By recognizing that it is asking its valued customers for a favor (and saying so in the video!), Live Out There has taken advantage of a great opportunity to underscore that their customers' feedback is appreciated.

By putting its CEO in the video, it demonstrates that feedback is taken seriously by everyone in the organization from the top down - sending a powerful message that people inside the business are really invested in the customer experience.

It's a small wonder Live Out There consistently records scores in the +80s.

Who can use Video NPS?

Video NPS can now be configured for any CustomerGauge users. To find out more about the feature, contact your Client Operations Professional. As for hanging off the side of a cliff to film it, we recommend you get your gear at Live Out There.

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