Starbucks Corp. has hired Scott Bedbury, former Nike worldwide ad director, to fill the position of senior VP-marketing. Mr. Bedbury, who resigned his Nike post last year, will assume his new responsibilities in early June. The hiring is part of Starbucks' effort to position itself as a worldwide brand. Mr. Bedbury will oversee Starbucks' current agency review; a decision is expected in early July. Incumbent EvansGroup, Seattle, isn't in the review, in which about 15 shops are vying. Nike agency Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore., with whom Mr. Bedbury had a close relationship, isn't in the review, as its work for Coca-Cola Co. presents a conflict.