by Dan Moren
Justin Long now starring in Huawei ads
In the biggest about-face since Paul Marcarelli, the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy, went from shilling Verizon to working for Sprint, actor Justin Long, who portrayed the Mac in Apple’s long-running “Get a Mac” line of commercials, is now appearing in ads for Chinese tech company Huawei.
The ads don’t trade heavily on Long’s previous appearances (“I have a ton of experience in tech” is about all he says), and he’s traded in his hoodie and t-shirt for a tweed jacket and, later, “director’s outfit.” There is also no sign of John Hodgman, and more’s the pity.
So, how are the ads? Pretty meh, I’d say. (Not unlike Huawei’s products–zing!) You can judge for yourself.