DOWNSIDE: Despite Wal-Mart's seemingly remarkable compromises during the last year, such as its green efforts, organic foods bid and even its recent partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, it continues to be a polarizing brand. And then there's the business-comparable-store sales have been dragging down the company's lagging stock price.
AD BUDGET: $973.3 million
* Account is in review, and incumbent Bernstein-Rein, Kansas City, Mo., has been cut
Other incumbents include:
* Omnicom's GSD&M, Austin, Texas
* Lopez Negrete Communications, Houston
* E. Morris Communications, Chicago