I'm building a website for a new product, but the name of the product is also the name of the company. So I would love to have a small version of the company logo at the top left of the webpage (for consistency among other pages in the site), but then also the headline needs to direct attention to it as well, ie: "This [product/company name] is the best!".
No, it isn't poor design. Unless, of course, the execution isn't done well.
a good way to execute this would be to make one a watermark, subtle in the back ground somewhere on the page.