Digital Marketing Software Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Digital Marketing Software Market is Segmented by Deployment (On-premise, Cloud), Type (Search Engine Software, Content Marketing Software), Industry (IT and Telecom, BFSI), and Region.

Market Snapshot

digital marketing software market overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 14.1 %

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Market Overview

The digital marketing software market was valued at USD 26.37 billion in 2020, and is expecetd to reach USD 58.65 billion in 2026, recording a CAGR of 14.1%, during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The market is segmented by deployment (on-premise, cloud), type (search engine software, content marketing software), industry (IT and telecom, BFSI), and region.The digital marketing share in the overall marketing budget of organizations and real-time marketing is on the rise, owing to the increase in significant importance of digital marketing, which increases the need for digital marketing software. Buyers today are more empowered than ever before and are using omni-channels to buy a product. In a recent study conducted by Google, it was found that 48% of consumers start their inquiries on search engines, while 33% search brand websites, and 26% search within mobile applications. Businesses are ready and willing to engage with their customers on every digital platform with different devices, using digital marketing software, where habits can be tracked and analyzed.

  • The proliferation of Big Data analytics in digital marketing and the increasing ease of purchasing by removing location constraints are expected to create opportunities for market growth.
  • Social CRM solution is expected to garner high significance over the forecast period, as organizations try to engage with customers on social sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to publicize the brand and product.
  • However, the lack of skilled labor in handling marketing software is expected to restrain market growth. Shortage of qualified working professionals has resulted in a high fixed cost of software development.

Scope of the Report

Digital marketing is integral to businesses’ success in the era of engagement marketing. Promoting products, brands, and services, through online and mobile applications, is quickly becoming vital for the success of businesses.
Search Engine Software
Content Marketing Software
Social Media Marketing
E-mail Marketing
Mobile Marketing
Marketing Automation Software
Other Types
IT and Telecom
Media and Entertainment
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East & Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Email Marketing to Hold a Significant Market Share

  • Email marketing is one of the primary channels of marketing, considering the number of email-users is close to 3.5 billion. Businesses across the world have utilized email marketing. Broadcasting an email to a potential client or consumer that could help in closing the sale is considered as email marketing.
  • Generally, email marketing involves sending advertisements, newsletters, solicit sales, request donations, and requesting businesses via emails.
  • Email marketing has evolved drastically over the past few years. With the advent of e-commerce and smartphones, the number of users utilizing email service has grown in the previous decade, which has improved the reach of email marketing.
  • With the vast amount of user data available, companies are focusing on automating the database to streamline the process and explore new ways of email marketing. This has provided an opportunity for companies to explore automated email marketing.
  • In August 2018, Adobe announced an update of its email marketing platform capabilities, such as engagement insights, dynamic reporting capabilities, and new e-mail message designer. Additionally, the platform will also allow users to incorporate email marketing with other channels and content workflows. This is likely to attract more consumers, thereby, having a positive impact on market growth over the forecast period.
digital marketing software market trends

Asia-Pacific to hold a Major Market Share

  • The rise in internet penetration in countries, such as India and China, in recent years, has brought a major population of the region online. This is expected to result in a booming opportunity for digital marketing.
  • The aforementioned factor is set to result in a growth of social media presence, leading to a surge in social media-based marketing campaigns. 
  • Over the last few years, India has evolved into a market remarkably suited for investment in the digital space, particularly for consulting firms that assist with the transition to the digital sphere.
  • As the Digital India strategy continues to take shape, it is very clear about a "cloud first" approach. The initiative aims to move legacy and on-premise systems to a cloud-based model or integrate with it. This initiative is expected to result in cloud-based digital marketing software adoption in the country.
digital marketing software market share

Competitive Landscape

The digital marketing software market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. Companies are increasing their market presence by securing new contracts and by tapping new markets.

2018: Salesforce.Com Inc. introduced Datorama as a part of its marketing cloud. Datorama enables companies to bring together all of their marketing data from different channels, campaigns, and regions to unlock insights and take action on all marketing activities. With Datorama, customers, including brands and agencies, can understand the effectiveness of their marketing investments and optimize in real time.

2018: IBM Corporation and Colombia announced a partnership to leverage the IBM Watson, to expand regional language content promotion, implement state-of-the art cross-language recommendation systems over multiple media contents, text articles, audio, video, etc. Colombia had leveraged the IBM Watson’s Natural Language Understanding service to enrich content with additional features, such as named entities, categories, and concepts.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Study Deliverables


    1. 2.1 Research Phases

    2. 2.2 Analysis Methodology



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

      1. 4.4.1 Increased Utilization of Digital Media

      2. 4.4.2 Rising Trend in Adoption of Cloud Technology

      3. 4.4.3 Increasing Need to Improve Customer E-experience

    5. 4.5 Market Restraints

      1. 4.5.1 Lack of Skilled Professionals Across the Industry


    1. 5.1 DEPLOYMENT

      1. 5.1.1 On-premise

      2. 5.1.2 Cloud

    2. 5.2 TYPE

      1. 5.2.1 Search Engine Software

      2. 5.2.2 Content Marketing Software

      3. 5.2.3 Social Media Marketing

      4. 5.2.4 E-mail Marketing

      5. 5.2.5 Mobile Marketing

      6. 5.2.6 Marketing Automation Software

      7. 5.2.7 Other Types


      1. 5.3.1 IT and Telecom

      2. 5.3.2 Media and Entertainment

      3. 5.3.3 BFSI

      4. 5.3.4 Retail

      5. 5.3.5 Manufacturing

      6. 5.3.6 Healthcare

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East & Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Adobe Systems Incorporated

      2. 6.1.2 SAP SE

      3. 6.1.3 Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 IBM Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Microsoft Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Oracle Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Google LLC

      8. 6.1.8 SAS Institute Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 HubSpot Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Teradata Corporation

      11. 6.1.11 Infor Inc.

      12. 6.1.12 Criteo SA

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Digital Marketing Software Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Digital Marketing Software Market is growing at a CAGR of 14.1% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Google LLC, SAP SE, IBM Corporation are the major companies operating in Digital Marketing Software Market.

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