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Multiple studies have shown that it typically takes three seconds for prospective clients to decide whether to open a marketing email in their inbox.

“Those three seconds are pretty important,” says Sandra Usleman, senior vice president and chief sales officer at USI Insurance Services. “If you don’t have a deep relationship or a strong referral with the prospect, you’ve got to put something compelling in the subject line that causes them to want to open the email.”

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