Malcolm Group, located in Chicago, began in 1971 with an invention by its founder Malcolm Roebuck that was patented and marketed under the name Badge-A-Minit. It consisted of a badge-making machine and was developed into a range of machines, including bench and electrically operated versions. The company also has Malcolm Marketing Communications, a multi-media advertising agency for general advertising and catalog production. The company is a full-service agency and services clients from its Chicago and Milwaukee offices as well as its headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Malcolm Group additionally has Best Impressions, one of the leading specialty advertising mail order catalogs company in the United States.