Are Cover Letters Still Relevant For Social Media and Tech Jobs?

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The cover letter is often an expected attachment to the résumé, serving as an applicant’s first impression on potential employers. Traditionally, it offers job seekers an opportunity to introduce their skills and qualifications, while giving hiring managers an idea of a candidate’s suitability for the position.

But as more companies use social networks to screen candidates, many applicants are questioning whether their cover letters are still relevant. With the level of transparency in social media, what can a cover letter offer that a LinkedIn profile or Twitter stream can’t?

Opinions of the career experts interviewed for this article were split, leading us to answer the above question with “it depends.” Here’s a look at why you may not want to send a cover letter, why it could still be useful to send one, and how to optimize your approach when applying for social media and tech positions.


The Relevancy Factor


A cover letter’s value can be determined by its approach. Many hiring managers see them as increasingly unnecessary because they’re often text-heavy, unoriginal, and repeat the résumé rather than enhance it.

Mark O’Connor, staffing manager at oil company Tesoro, says he doesn’t read much into cover letters, particularly for tech jobs — but adds that it doesn’t mean applicants shouldn’t bother to send them. “They should be short functional summaries of their relevant experience,” he says.

Still, O’Connor’s team of recruiters focuses on developing relationships with candidates via social networks. From there, they’re more concerned about the details that lie within the résumé and try to hone in on a candidate’s past experience.

For MSNBC Career Columnist Eve Tahmincioglu, cover letters are even more important for social media and tech job seekers. “Today companies want tech employees who are critical thinkers, well-rounded and do more than just tech speak,” she says. “These things are hard to convey in a résumé.”

In some cases, Tahmincioglu adds, the first person to see your application is a human resources manager, who may not know much about the dense list of computer programs and technical projects on your résumé. The cover letter can be an opportunity to draw them in with a personal touch.


What Your Cover Letter Says About You


The main advantage of a cover letter is its ability to be customized. Some hiring managers see it as a way to assess your dedication to and qualifications for a specific position.

“A cover letter, especially one that is customized to the position tells me the person is actually applying for this position. This person cares enough to write something that applies — not just a blanket response of résumés to a bunch of jobs,” says Patrick Chaupham, senior vice president of digital communications at public relations agency Weber Shandwick.

In fact, it’s the lack of tailored and interesting cover letters that keeps Ryan Goff, director of social media marketing at advertising and public relations agency MGH, from reading them. “We want to be wow’ed, and the cut-and-paste cover letter will never do the trick,” he says. “Know your audience and, in doing so, give us something that would impress.”


Top Cover Letter Tips


Here are the top four cover letter tips from the career experts we interviewed:

  • “Find someone, even a long-lost relative, who can refer you. There is nothing better to open doors than this cover-letter opening line: ‘So-and-so suggested I send you my résumé….’”
    Eve Tahmincioglu, MSNBC career columnist
  • “Focus on your résumé. If it’s strong enough, there won’t be the need for the cover letter.”
    Ryan Goff, director of social media marketing, MGH
  • “Do your homework on the company and try to connect with the recruiters.”
    Mark O’Connor, staffing manager, Tesoro
  • “Be concise. Be relevant.”
    Patrick Chaupham, senior vice president of digital communications, Weber Shandwick

Conclusion


A cover letter is still valuable — as long as it’s done right. Like Goff said, the key is to know your audience. If you’re applying to a company that has dedicated technical recruiters spending 90% of their time on LinkedIn, connect with them there. If you’re working with a general human resources manager, use the cover letter to be relatable by showing off your personality and creativity. No matter what your approach, be clear about your passion for the particular position and/or company. Hiring managers won’t be excited about you unless you’re excited about them.


Social Media Job Listings


Every week we put out a list of social media and web job opportunities. While we post a huge range of job listings, we’ve selected some of the top social media job opportunities from the past two weeks to get you started. Happy hunting!


More Job Search Resources from Mashable:


- HOW TO: Land a Job at 9 Hot Startups
Top 5 Online Communities for Starting Your Career
HOW TO: Land a Business Development Job
Top 5 Tips for Creating Impressive Video Resumes
19 Resources to Help You Land a Job in 2011

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Front of the series 2006 $5 bill

Back of the series 2006 $5 bill

The United States five-dollar bill or fiver ($5) is a denomination of United States currency. The $5 bill currently features U.S. President Abraham Lincoln‘s portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial on the back. All $5 bills issued today are Federal Reserve Notes. Five dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in red straps.

The $5 bill is sometimes nicknamed a “fin”. The term has German/Yiddish roots and is remotely related to the English“five”, but it is far less common today than it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $5 bill in circulation is 16 months before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 6% of all paper currency produced by the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 2009 were $5 bills.[1]

Contents

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[edit]The redesigned $5 bill

Mathew Brady portrait of Lincoln taken on February 9, 1864, used for the old $5 bill.

Daguerreotype of Lincoln taken on the same February day byMathew Brady, used for the redesigned $5 bill. Note that this image is a mirror of Lincoln as he appears on the bill – this is because the daguerreotype process produced a single positive image (rather than anegative made on film, which is then used to make a truephotographic positive), and the daguerreotype was always a mirror image of the subject material. Thus, the way Lincoln appears on the bill is actually how he appeared when seated for the picture.

The redesigned $5 bill was unveiled on September 20, 2007, and was issued on March 13, 2008. New and enhanced security features make it easier to check the new $5 bill and more difficult for potential counterfeiters to reproduce. The redesigned $5 bill has:

  • Watermarks: There are now two watermarks on the redesigned $5 bill. A large number “5” watermark is located in a blank space to the right of the portrait replacing the previous watermark portrait of President Lincoln found on the older design $5 bills. A second watermark — a new column of three smaller “5”s — has been added to the new $5 bill design and is positioned to the left of the portrait.
  • Security thread: The embedded security thread runs vertically and is now located to the right of the portrait on the redesigned $5 bill. The letters “USA” followed by the number “5” in an alternating pattern are visible along the thread from both sides of the bill. The thread glows blue when held under ultraviolet light (blacklight).[2]

[edit]Design features

The new $5 bills remain the same size and use the same—but enhanced—portraits and historical images. The most noticeable difference in the redesigned $5 bill is the addition of light purple in the center of the bill, which blends into gray near the edges.

Similar to the recently redesigned $10, $20 and $50 bills, the new $5 bill features an American symbol of freedom printed in the background: The Great Seal of the United States, an eagle and shield, is printed in purple in the background of the bill’s front side.

[edit]Additional design elements

  • On the back of the bill, a larger, purple number “5” appears in the lower right corner to help those with visual impairments to distinguish the denomination. This large “5” also includes the words “USA FIVE” in tiny white letters.
  • The oval borders around President Lincoln’s portrait on the front, and the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back have been removed. Both engravings have been enhanced.
  • An arc of purple stars surrounds the portrait and The Great Seal on the front of the bill, and small yellow “05”s are printed on the front and back of the bill.
  • Small yellow “05”s are printed to the left of the portrait on the front of the bill and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back. The zeros in the “05”s form a “EURion constellation” to prevent photocopying of the bill.

[edit]Other features

  • Microprinting: Because they are so small, microprinted words are hard to replicate. The redesigned $5 bill features microprinting, which is the engraving of tiny text, on the front of the bill in three areas: the words “FIVE DOLLARS” can be found repeated inside the left and right borders of the bill; the words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” appear at the top of the shield within the Great Seal; and the word “USA” is repeated in between the columns of the shield. On the back of the bill the words “USA FIVE” appear along one edge of the large purple “5”.

[edit]More Information

[edit]Large size note history

(approximately 7.4218 × 3.125 in ≅ 189 × 79 mm)

Series 1886 $5 bill

Series 1907 $5 bill

Famous 1896 $5 “Educational Series” Silver Certificate

  • 1861: The first $5 bill was issued as a Demand Note with a small portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the right and anallegorical statue representing freedom on the left side of the obverse.
  • 1862: The first $5 United States Note was issued with a face design similar to the previous Demand Note and a completely revised reverse.
  • 1869: A new $5 United States Note was issued with a small portrait of Andrew Jackson on the left and a vignette of a pioneer family in the middle.
  • 1870: National Gold Bank Notes were issued specifically for payment in gold coin by participating banks. The obverse featured vignettes of Christopher Columbus sighting land and Columbus with an Indian Princess; the reverse featured US gold coins.
  • 1875: The series 1869 United States Note was revised. The green tinting that was present on the obverse was removed and the design on the reverse was completely changed.
  • 1886: The first $5 Silver Certificate was issued with a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant on the obverse and five Morgan silver dollars on the reverse.
  • 1890: Five-dollar Treasury or “Coin Notes” were issued and given for government purchases of silver bullion from the silver mining industry. The reverse featured an ornate design that occupied almost the entire note.
  • 1891: The reverse of the 1890 Treasury Note was redesigned because the treasury felt that it was too “busy” which would make it too easy to counterfeit.
  • 1891: The reverse of the 1886 Silver Certificate was revised; the 5 Morgan silver dollars were removed.
  • 1896: The famous “Educational Series” Silver Certificate was issued. The entire obverse was covered with artwork representing electricity and the reverse featured portraits of Ulysses Grant and Phillip Sheridan.
  • 1899: A new $5 silver certificate with a portrait of Running Antelope on the face was issued.

    1923 $5 “porthole” silver certificate

  • 1914: The first $5 Federal Reserve Note was issued with a portrait of Lincoln on the obverse and vignettes of Columbus sighting land and the Pilgrim’s landing on the reverse. The note initially had a red treasury seal and serial numbers; however, they were changed to blue.
  • 1915: Federal Reserve Bank Notes (not to be confused with Federal Reserve Notes) were issued by 5 Federal Reserve Banks. The obverse was similar to the 1914 Federal Reserve Notes, except for large wording in the middle of the bill and a portrait with no border on the left side of the bill. Each note was an obligation of the issuing bank and could only be redeemed at the corresponding bank.
  • 1918: The 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note was re-issued under series 1918 by 11 Federal Reserve banks.
  • 1923: The $5 silver certificate was redesigned; it was nicknamed a “porthole” note due to the circular wording of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around Lincoln’s portrait. The reverse featured the Great Seal of the United States.

[edit]Small size note history

(6.14 × 2.61 in ≅ 156 × 66 mm)

  • 1929: Under Series of 1928, all small-sized notes carried a standardized design. All $5 bills would feature a portrait of Lincoln, the same border design on theobverse, and the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. The $5 bill was issued as a United States Note with a red seal and serial numbers and as a Federal Reserve Note with a green seal and serial numbers.

The front side of a US $5 Series 1928F

  • 1933: As an emergency response to the Great Depression, additional money was pumped into the American economy through Federal Reserve Bank Notes. This was the only small-sized $5 bill that had a different border design. The serial numbers and seal on it were brown
  • 1934: The redeemable in gold clause was removed from Federal Reserve Notes due to the U.S. withdrawing from thegold standard.
  • 1934: The first $5 Silver Certificates were issued with a blue seal and serial numbers along with a blue numeral 5 on the left side of the obverse.

The front side of a US $5 Hawaii Emergency Note

  • 1942: Special World War II currency was issued. HAWAII was overprinted on the front and back of the $5 Federal Reserve Note; the serial numbers, and seal, were changed to brown from green. This was done so that the currency could be declared worthless if there was a Japanese invasion. A $5 silver certificate was printed with a yellow instead of blue treasury seal; these notes were for U.S. troops in North Africa. These notes, too, could be declared worthless if seized by the enemy.
  • 1950: Many minor aspects on the obverse of the $5 Federal Reserve Note were changed. Most noticeably, the treasury seal, gray word FIVE, and the Federal Reserve Seal were made smaller; also, the Federal Reserve seal had spikes added around it.

Series 1963 $5 United States Note. Urban legend erroneously holds that the red seal from that year onward was done in mourning of the Kennedy assassination

  • 1953: New $5 United States Notes and Silver Certificates were issued with a gray numeral 5 on the left side of the bill and the gray word FIVE with a blue seal imprinted over it on the right and blue serial numbers.
  • 1963: Both the $5 United States Note and Federal Reserve Note were revised with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST added to the reverse and WILL PAY TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND removed from the obverse. Also, the obligation on the Federal Reserve Note was changed to its current wording, THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.
  • 1967: Production of the $5 United States Note ends.
  • 1969: The $5 bill began using the new treasury seal with wording in English instead of Latin.
  • 1993: The first new-age anti-counterfeiting measures were introduced with microscopic printing around Lincoln’s portrait and a plastic security strip on the left side of the bill.
  • May 24, 2000: To combat evolving counterfeiting, a new $5 bill was issued under series 1999 whose design was similar in style to the $100, $50, $20, and $10 bills that had all undergone previous design changes. The $5 bill, however, does not feature color-shifting ink like all the other denominations.
  • June 28, 2006: The BEP announced plans to redesign the $5 note, likely with similar features as newer $10, $20, and $50 notes.
  • September 20, 2007: The BEP revealed the redesigned $5 note to the public.
  • March 13, 2008: The redesigned $5 note enters circulation.
  • May 2011: The 2009 Series Rios/Geithner Next Printing $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 All Dollar Bill.

[edit]Reverse side

The reverse of the five-dollar bill has two rectangular strips that are blanked out when viewed in the infrared spectrum, as seen in this image taken by an infrared camera

The back of the five-dollar bill features sections of the bill that are blanked out when viewed in the infrared spectrum.

[edit]References

  1. ^ “Money Facts”. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  2. ^ About the new $5 bill
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Hell yeah you can have a fin Jimmy Wales

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Read this short statement from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and then look at how Wikipedia give us such detailed description of a “fin” or a US five dollar bill which is what Jimmy’s asking me (and you) to toss in the tip jar to his wonderful site which has replaced those od Funk & Wagnels in the basement. Mind you his site has been totally free and remains so….I know I’ve gotten WAY more than $5.00 (a fin)’s worth out of Wikipedia.com  How about you? Your kids for homework?

Check out…Jimmy knows exactly what he’s aking for…LOL….so he gets mine…how about yours??

 

 

 

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Front of the series 2006 $5 bill

Back of the series 2006 $5 bill

The United States five-dollar bill or fiver ($5) is a denomination of United States currency. The $5 bill currently features U.S. President Abraham Lincoln‘s portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial on the back. All $5 bills issued today are Federal Reserve Notes. Five dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in red straps.

The $5 bill is sometimes nicknamed a “fin”. The term has German/Yiddish roots and is remotely related to the English“five”, but it is far less common today than it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $5 bill in circulation is 16 months before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 6% of all paper currency produced by the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 2009 were $5 bills.[1]

Contents

  [hide

[edit]The redesigned $5 bill

Mathew Brady portrait of Lincoln taken on February 9, 1864, used for the old $5 bill.

Daguerreotype of Lincoln taken on the same February day byMathew Brady, used for the redesigned $5 bill. Note that this image is a mirror of Lincoln as he appears on the bill – this is because the daguerreotype process produced a single positive image (rather than anegative made on film, which is then used to make a truephotographic positive), and the daguerreotype was always a mirror image of the subject material. Thus, the way Lincoln appears on the bill is actually how he appeared when seated for the picture.

The redesigned $5 bill was unveiled on September 20, 2007, and was issued on March 13, 2008. New and enhanced security features make it easier to check the new $5 bill and more difficult for potential counterfeiters to reproduce. The redesigned $5 bill has:

  • Watermarks: There are now two watermarks on the redesigned $5 bill. A large number “5” watermark is located in a blank space to the right of the portrait replacing the previous watermark portrait of President Lincoln found on the older design $5 bills. A second watermark — a new column of three smaller “5”s — has been added to the new $5 bill design and is positioned to the left of the portrait.
  • Security thread: The embedded security thread runs vertically and is now located to the right of the portrait on the redesigned $5 bill. The letters “USA” followed by the number “5” in an alternating pattern are visible along the thread from both sides of the bill. The thread glows blue when held under ultraviolet light (blacklight).[2]

[edit]Design features

The new $5 bills remain the same size and use the same—but enhanced—portraits and historical images. The most noticeable difference in the redesigned $5 bill is the addition of light purple in the center of the bill, which blends into gray near the edges.

Similar to the recently redesigned $10, $20 and $50 bills, the new $5 bill features an American symbol of freedom printed in the background: The Great Seal of the United States, an eagle and shield, is printed in purple in the background of the bill’s front side.

[edit]Additional design elements

  • On the back of the bill, a larger, purple number “5” appears in the lower right corner to help those with visual impairments to distinguish the denomination. This large “5” also includes the words “USA FIVE” in tiny white letters.
  • The oval borders around President Lincoln’s portrait on the front, and the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back have been removed. Both engravings have been enhanced.
  • An arc of purple stars surrounds the portrait and The Great Seal on the front of the bill, and small yellow “05”s are printed on the front and back of the bill.
  • Small yellow “05”s are printed to the left of the portrait on the front of the bill and to the right of the Lincoln Memorial vignette on the back. The zeros in the “05”s form a “EURion constellation” to prevent photocopying of the bill.

[edit]Other features

  • Microprinting: Because they are so small, microprinted words are hard to replicate. The redesigned $5 bill features microprinting, which is the engraving of tiny text, on the front of the bill in three areas: the words “FIVE DOLLARS” can be found repeated inside the left and right borders of the bill; the words “E PLURIBUS UNUM” appear at the top of the shield within the Great Seal; and the word “USA” is repeated in between the columns of the shield. On the back of the bill the words “USA FIVE” appear along one edge of the large purple “5”.

[edit]More Information

[edit]Large size note history

(approximately 7.4218 × 3.125 in ≅ 189 × 79 mm)

Series 1886 $5 bill

Series 1907 $5 bill

Famous 1896 $5 “Educational Series” Silver Certificate

  • 1861: The first $5 bill was issued as a Demand Note with a small portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the right and anallegorical statue representing freedom on the left side of the obverse.
  • 1862: The first $5 United States Note was issued with a face design similar to the previous Demand Note and a completely revised reverse.
  • 1869: A new $5 United States Note was issued with a small portrait of Andrew Jackson on the left and a vignette of a pioneer family in the middle.
  • 1870: National Gold Bank Notes were issued specifically for payment in gold coin by participating banks. The obverse featured vignettes of Christopher Columbus sighting land and Columbus with an Indian Princess; the reverse featured US gold coins.
  • 1875: The series 1869 United States Note was revised. The green tinting that was present on the obverse was removed and the design on the reverse was completely changed.
  • 1886: The first $5 Silver Certificate was issued with a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant on the obverse and five Morgan silver dollars on the reverse.
  • 1890: Five-dollar Treasury or “Coin Notes” were issued and given for government purchases of silver bullion from the silver mining industry. The reverse featured an ornate design that occupied almost the entire note.
  • 1891: The reverse of the 1890 Treasury Note was redesigned because the treasury felt that it was too “busy” which would make it too easy to counterfeit.
  • 1891: The reverse of the 1886 Silver Certificate was revised; the 5 Morgan silver dollars were removed.
  • 1896: The famous “Educational Series” Silver Certificate was issued. The entire obverse was covered with artwork representing electricity and the reverse featured portraits of Ulysses Grant and Phillip Sheridan.
  • 1899: A new $5 silver certificate with a portrait of Running Antelope on the face was issued.

    1923 $5 “porthole” silver certificate

  • 1914: The first $5 Federal Reserve Note was issued with a portrait of Lincoln on the obverse and vignettes of Columbus sighting land and the Pilgrim’s landing on the reverse. The note initially had a red treasury seal and serial numbers; however, they were changed to blue.
  • 1915: Federal Reserve Bank Notes (not to be confused with Federal Reserve Notes) were issued by 5 Federal Reserve Banks. The obverse was similar to the 1914 Federal Reserve Notes, except for large wording in the middle of the bill and a portrait with no border on the left side of the bill. Each note was an obligation of the issuing bank and could only be redeemed at the corresponding bank.
  • 1918: The 1915 Federal Reserve Bank Note was re-issued under series 1918 by 11 Federal Reserve banks.
  • 1923: The $5 silver certificate was redesigned; it was nicknamed a “porthole” note due to the circular wording of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around Lincoln’s portrait. The reverse featured the Great Seal of the United States.

[edit]Small size note history

(6.14 × 2.61 in ≅ 156 × 66 mm)

  • 1929: Under Series of 1928, all small-sized notes carried a standardized design. All $5 bills would feature a portrait of Lincoln, the same border design on theobverse, and the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. The $5 bill was issued as a United States Note with a red seal and serial numbers and as a Federal Reserve Note with a green seal and serial numbers.

The front side of a US $5 Series 1928F

  • 1933: As an emergency response to the Great Depression, additional money was pumped into the American economy through Federal Reserve Bank Notes. This was the only small-sized $5 bill that had a different border design. The serial numbers and seal on it were brown
  • 1934: The redeemable in gold clause was removed from Federal Reserve Notes due to the U.S. withdrawing from thegold standard.
  • 1934: The first $5 Silver Certificates were issued with a blue seal and serial numbers along with a blue numeral 5 on the left side of the obverse.

The front side of a US $5 Hawaii Emergency Note

  • 1942: Special World War II currency was issued. HAWAII was overprinted on the front and back of the $5 Federal Reserve Note; the serial numbers, and seal, were changed to brown from green. This was done so that the currency could be declared worthless if there was a Japanese invasion. A $5 silver certificate was printed with a yellow instead of blue treasury seal; these notes were for U.S. troops in North Africa. These notes, too, could be declared worthless if seized by the enemy.
  • 1950: Many minor aspects on the obverse of the $5 Federal Reserve Note were changed. Most noticeably, the treasury seal, gray word FIVE, and the Federal Reserve Seal were made smaller; also, the Federal Reserve seal had spikes added around it.

Series 1963 $5 United States Note. Urban legend erroneously holds that the red seal from that year onward was done in mourning of the Kennedy assassination

  • 1953: New $5 United States Notes and Silver Certificates were issued with a gray numeral 5 on the left side of the bill and the gray word FIVE with a blue seal imprinted over it on the right and blue serial numbers.
  • 1963: Both the $5 United States Note and Federal Reserve Note were revised with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST added to the reverse and WILL PAY TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND removed from the obverse. Also, the obligation on the Federal Reserve Note was changed to its current wording, THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.
  • 1967: Production of the $5 United States Note ends.
  • 1969: The $5 bill began using the new treasury seal with wording in English instead of Latin.
  • 1993: The first new-age anti-counterfeiting measures were introduced with microscopic printing around Lincoln’s portrait and a plastic security strip on the left side of the bill.
  • May 24, 2000: To combat evolving counterfeiting, a new $5 bill was issued under series 1999 whose design was similar in style to the $100, $50, $20, and $10 bills that had all undergone previous design changes. The $5 bill, however, does not feature color-shifting ink like all the other denominations.
  • June 28, 2006: The BEP announced plans to redesign the $5 note, likely with similar features as newer $10, $20, and $50 notes.
  • September 20, 2007: The BEP revealed the redesigned $5 note to the public.
  • March 13, 2008: The redesigned $5 note enters circulation.
  • May 2011: The 2009 Series Rios/Geithner Next Printing $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 All Dollar Bill.

[edit]Reverse side

The reverse of the five-dollar bill has two rectangular strips that are blanked out when viewed in the infrared spectrum, as seen in this image taken by an infrared camera

The back of the five-dollar bill features sections of the bill that are blanked out when viewed in the infrared spectrum.

[edit]References

  1. ^ “Money Facts”. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  2. ^ About the new $5 bill

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It’s that time of year for articles predicting marketing trends for 2012. For this column, however, I’m taking a different approach and outlining several tactics that should be on your 2012 to-do list.

Some of these are tactics that will help you keep up with your competitors, while others could move you ahead of the pack. All are designed to help you deliver a more effective email program — and, ultimately, achieve your business goals.

List Growth/Data Capture 

  • Investigate new options and channels that help you acquire more new subscribers and associated data you can use to fine-tune your messages, such as the following:

o      Location-based opt-ins using social programs like Foursquare, in-store tablets or kiosks and QR codes on store signage.

o      Opting in via SMS text message.

o      Social sign-in (subscribers opt in quickly via a social network without filling out innumerable data fields).

o      Progressive forms that gather data gradually over a series of prompting emails.

o      Optimized preference centers that enable more sophisticated targeting based on demographics and interests.

Facebook Ads vs Linked in Ads Part II

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Well the stats are coming in from my Facebook vs LinkedIn Ads test. Results are pretty bleak. Here is the report from Facebook.

 

Your Ad’s Performance Summary

SGB Media Group is a social media marketing & public relations firm specializing in niche social networks & performance marketing.
Impressions: 11,345
Clicks: 1
CTR: 0.009%
CPM: $0.11
Spent: $1.25
Campaign: SGB Media
Running more than one ad allows you to test different ad copy, images, and targeting and determine which ads are performing best.
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  • To learn more about budgeting, targeting and other campaign best practices, visit our Guide to Facebook Ads.
Thanks again for using Facebook Ads.

Sincerely,

The Facebook Ads Team